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5 Best Sectors to Watch This Week

Leisure Goods, Water Utilities, Household Products, Beverages, and Infrastructure have most buys


The Household Products, Water Utilities, Leisure Goods, Infrastructure, and Beverages sectors are on the rise this week on the Portfolio Grader database.

Household Products is excelling, with 100% of stocks in the sector (9 out of 9) rating a “buy”. Among Household Products stocks, Clorox (NYSE:CLX), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), and Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) are leading the way with A’s. Church & Dwight is the best performer in this sector, with a 37.8% increase in the last 12 months. This is better than the S&P 500, which has seen a 13.8% increase over the same period.

Water Utilities stands out with 100% of the sector’s stocks (6 out of 6) rating a “buy”. Out of the Water Utilities stocks, American States Water (NYSE:AWR), Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), and American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) are out front with A’s. The best performer in this sector is American States Water, which saw its price rise 62.6% in the last 12 months.

With 100% of the sector’s stocks (7 out of 7) rating a “buy,” the Leisure Goods sector is one of the strongest. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT), Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC), and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are all currently earning B’s. Brunswick is performing the best overall in the sector, with a 90.5% increase from 12 months ago.

The Infrastructure sector’s track record is proving one of the best with 80% of its stocks (4 out of 5) rating a “buy”. Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico (NYSE:PAC), Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE:ASR), and Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (NASDAQ:OMAB) are paving the way for the sector with A grades. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste is the best performer in this sector, with a 147.1% increase in the last 12 months.

Beverages is thriving this week with 73% of stocks in the sector (16 out of 22) currently rating a “buy”. With overall grades of A, Diageo (NYSE:DEO), Coca-Cola Femsa (NYSE:KOF), and Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) are buoying the sector. Coca-Cola Femsa beats the other stocks in its sector, with a 90.2% increase from a year ago.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.

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